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Student Lois Smith earns NSF Fellowship

Posted: April 1, 2014

Student Lois Smith earns NSF Fellowship

Doctoral student Lois Smith has received a 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.

Her award letter states her selection was based on her outstanding abilities and accomplishments, as well as her potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.

Smith’s advisor is Professor Michael W. Liemohn. Her research focus is on looking at the plasma pressure peak in the inner magnetosphere during geomagnetic storms. Smith uses data from Van Allen Probes to identify and constrain the plasma pressure peak currently. She and Liemohn aim to expand their studies to mapping conductance in the ionosphere.

“I feel honored right now to have been chosen, and I feel like I have many people to thank for their support and help in bringing me to this point,” Smith says. “I am proud to be part of the University of Michigan…Go Blue!”

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